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[12 Apr 2020 | No Comment | 855 views]
School Opening

Schools should consider opening in some form over the six-week summer holidays to help children catch up with the curriculum – and to provide childcare for families who need to get back to work, the children’s commissioner has said.
Anne Longfield said that when schools are allowed to reopen, they could be vital during the long summer holidays. “Whether they are open to all or not, schools do have a really important role, especially for vulnerable children over the coming months.”
She added: “It would be really valuable, if the scientific advice …

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[9 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 1,586 views]
Exam Boards under Pressure

By Javier Espinoza, Education Editor
07 Jan 2016
Exam boards have come under pressure to cancel exams on the day of a Jewish festival, which falls in the middle of the exams season, following a decision to bring forward tests to fit in with Ramadan.
“Each year the timetable is reviewed to ensure it meets the current needs of students, schools and colleges. This review includes a consultation and considers comments from a wide range of stakeholders including schools, colleges and religious groups. However, each year there are only minimal changes.”
Joint Council for …

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[7 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 1,305 views]
CHRISTIANITY in Britain has been downgraded by other religions rising in prominence, a top judge has ruled, sparking furious backlash from the Church of England.

REBECCA PERRING Express
GETTY
A judge has called for public life in Britain to be de-Christianised .Except on the BBC Today programme she denied this and said the opposite
A major inquiry into religion in modern society, led by former senior judge Barnoness Butler-Sloss, has called for public life in Britain to be de-Christianised.
The two-year report found a decline in church goers – but a rise in Islam and other faiths – was the reason for a steep decline in Christianity.
The findings have provoked fury among Cabinet ministers who say it is “seriously …

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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 2,237 views]
Children as young as FOUR being given transgender lessons which encourage them to explore their ‘gender identities’

Sanchez Manning for The Mail on Sunday
1 November 2015
Children as young as FOUR being given transgender lessons which encourage them to explore their ‘gender identities’
• Lessons led by campaigners including ‘trans man’ who was born female
• Up to 20 primary schools per year pay for classes by Gendered Intelligence
• Parents’ groups reacted with concern that pupils might be ‘frightened’
Children as young as four are receiving lessons from transgender campaigners – including a man who revealed to primary school classes that he is a ‘trans man’ and was ‘assigned female’ at birth.
Thousands …

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[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 3,399 views]
£60 fine for habitual lateness

daily Mail
Thousands of parents to be hit by £60 school fines if their children are repeatedly late for class
• Councils have issued warnings to parents to be punctual or face penalty
• Fines double to £120 if not paid within 21 days or parents face prosecution
• Almost 500 schools in Hampshire will implement rule from this September
• Council will impose fines if a child is late more than 10 times in one term
Thousands of parents are set to be hit by £60 fines if their children are repeatedly late to school
Schools are to fine parents …

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[6 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1,386 views]
Time to stop homework

End homework it has got totally out of hand children are often in school from 8 am till late afternoon we then expect them to do homework often at secondary level 2 hours a night longer at weekend and then when they get a holiday they are set project ruining any quality family time they have. In the past we have criticized the Japanese for the stress they put their children under and the high rate of teenage suicide we in UK now equal them.
By 11 children are in …

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[29 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,769 views]
Headteachers have warned parents that they will report them to the police

Nadia Komami Guardia Julie Henry Sunday Times
Sunday 29 March 2015
A scene from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Photograph: AP

Headteachers have warned parents that they will report them to the police and social services for neglect if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.
Group of 16 schools in Cheshire say allowing children to play games containing unsuitable levels of violence and sexual content is neglectful
The warning was issued by the Nantwich Education Partnership, a group of 15 primary schools and one secondary …

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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,911 views]
Are those porn stars enjoying their jobs? The sex questions children aged 11 will be asked in government-backed lessons

By Sarah Harris for the Daily Mail
Youngsters could be quizzed about adult films to teach about consent
Lesson for 11-16 year-olds will also cover ‘rape myths and victim blaming’
But critics warn classes could encourage children to watch adult films
Children as young as 11 will be encouraged to critique the performance of porn stars under government-backed lessons. Youngsters could be quizzed about adult films by teachers in a bid to teach them about the issue of consent. Staff are told to be prepared that pupils may argue that ‘taking part is just …

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[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 2,314 views]
SCHOOLBOY’S EDUCATION IDEA

Business superstar and government adviser Doug Richards of BBC TV Dragons’ Den fame championed Creative Writing Magic Money Cards highlighting that they offered a pioneering advantage in the teaching of writing skills and admiringly declared, “I can clearly see that these will work.”
Delivering a detailed description of schoolboy Crawford’s Johnston’s educational idea to delegates at a recent Education and Enterprise Programme seminar Doug Richards stated that it was a clear example of an “innovative”product with a unique advantage, one of the proven key elements for success, and he pronounced, comparing …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,594 views]
Free Meals for all primary

Wonder how many parents are very grateful to lose the cost of school meals every week, it is a great help to at least one family I know with 5 children, three in primary.
Much complaining about space and time , not so much grateful thanks for Government which we should be hearing

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